Clishmaclaver – Brechin High Library Blog

June 19, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Debating the Grenfell Tower Disaster

Classrooms up and down the country will surely be discussing this appalling tragedy. The Day has produced some excellent resources for use in school, including teachers’ advice for talking about the fire with children and young people: “The Grenfell Tower fire … Continue reading

June 6, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Kids need to be heard…

The Show That Forced A Worldwide Conversation About Teen Suicide How suicide is depicted onscreen for young audiences has become one of the most debated topics of the year. The writers, directors, and mental health experts behind 13 Reasons Why, … Continue reading

May 5, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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The great ‘fidget toy’ debate!

Looks innocent enough, non? 😉 Where do you stand on the greatest debate of our lunchtime: fidget toys – to spin or not to spin! Originally designed for children with autism, anxiety and/or ADD/ADHD, to increase focus and control fidgeting, … Continue reading

April 24, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Ask the question: 13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why is the latest Netflix show everyone is obsessed with. Whilst it’s received a lot of praise for its diversity, for flipping the silent dead-girl trope, and for its overarching message to be kinder to others, there is a growing number of people who are criticising the show’s troubling portrayal of youth suicide and the risk it poses to vulnerable viewers. – Buzzfeed Continue reading

April 17, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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My Love/Hate Relationship with Marvel Comics

Another readable blog from Booknerdlandia, this time focusing on issues of ‘gender’ in Marvel Comics, but also contributing to the on-going ‘diversity’ stooshie ignited by a recent Marvel press conference; as per previously discussed by Clishmaclaver. 😉 “…top editors and … Continue reading

April 6, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Slap the Joker: a meme..?

Iron Fist and Slapping the Joker: How not to Write Strong Female Characters – BookRiot Also known as, “But hey, she (ineffectually) fought off the Joker (who later killed her), right? So she’s feisty!” “A Slap the Joker Moment betrays a … Continue reading

April 6, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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The real value of comics diversity…

This, from Vox, shares rare insights into the current Marvel/diversity debate [Bleeding Cool’s aggregation of the interview — “Marvel’s David Gabriel On Sales Slump: People ‘Didn’t Want Any More Diversity,’ ‘Didn’t Want Female Characters’” — went viral] and how we … Continue reading

April 5, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Further to previous rant…

Do read the following articles on this incendiary issue – for me anyway! 😉 – of female characters and diversity in comics; they’re both excellent reads! 🙂 Marvel VP Blames Dwindling Comics Sales on Female Characters and “Diversity” – Slate … Continue reading

April 5, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Wait, what?

Marvel’s vice president of sales has blamed declining comic-book sales on the studio’s efforts to increase diversity and female characters, saying that readers “were turning their noses up” at diversity and “didn’t want female characters out there . Oh, reeeaaally? This … Continue reading

March 27, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Can you gig it?

“In Gig We trust” Continue reading

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